Pocahontas County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Pocahontas County

There's a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a Strong Iowa. That's why we panter with Iowans and harness the reliable resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and youth to be healthy, and to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a Strong Iowa is what we all want.

County News

March 14, 2019

As parts of Iowa brace for spring flooding, Iowa State University offers resources for planning and recovery on the Disaster Recovery webpages.

March 13, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the Pocahontas County Master Gardeners 13th Annual Garden Extravaganza on April 12, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. & April 13,  9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Expo Center located at the Pocahontas Fairgrounds.

Events: Wine tasting with local wineries, food, door prizes, vendors, make & take workshop, and educational displays.

Join us Friday night for a pulled pork meal ($6) served by the Pomeroy Covenant Youth Group.

On Saturday, the Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00 a.m. for a nominal fee and a maid-rite lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for a small fee. Saturday presentations will be held in the Fair Office at 9:15 a.m. with Duren Watts, Grass Master, Algona and 10:30 a.m. with Neil Peterson, Southern Animal Husbandry, Laos.

March 13, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Pocahontas County will be offering the “LAST Chance”  Private Pesticide Safety Education Program continuing instructional course on
Friday, April 12 at  9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 -3:00 pm.  Please call to register (712) 335-3103.

March 22, 2019

Even if your home was not damaged by flooding, your private well may need attention. Wells that have been submerged beneath floodwater or high groundwater tables should be disinfected and tested for safety before using water from them for drinking or food preparation.

March 21, 2019

Rapid snow melt this spring has caused instances of stored grain being covered with floodwater. According to current Food and Drug Administration policy, grain inundated by uncontrolled river or stream water is considered adulterated and must be destroyed.

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